Thank you for making this video. I am actually taking a week off from grinding, coming off an upswing, but have not been pleased with many decisions I have made during this time period. The week off was to have more life balance and focus a lot on diet and excercise. Lot of the poor choices i've made have been due to poor discipline triggered by off table factors such as sleep, caffine, excercise, meal choices, & lack of water. My best sessions are usually ones where I am the most hydrated allowing my brain to think clearly. Great video on everything I am working on as a live player.
March 22, 2019 | 10:24 p.m.
"MP - Hero (T154,139)
MP2 - MP2 (T26,845)
CO - CO (T124,685)
BTN - BTN (T218,952)
BB - BB (T167,485)
Preflop: (T10,000, 8 players) Hero is MP with Qc Kc
CO raises to T8,800, Hero calls T8,800, 4 folds, SB calls T6,800, 1 fold"
This HH makes zero sense to me. How does the CO act before you? Co raises, then 4 people fold? BTN, SB, BB? and??
please revise HH for better advice.
March 20, 2019 | 10:25 p.m.
Blinds 1500/3000 + 3000BB ante
UTG (300k) open 6k
UTg+1 (125k) calls 6k
SB (120k) calls 6k
Hero (59K) calls 3k more. (8:1 / 11%)
Flop (27k) Kd3h2s
sb check, hero 11k (40%), utg fold, utg1 calls, sb folds.
Turn (49k) K32Kr
Hero (42k) kh6h all in.
My thoughts on the hand.
1) BB call preflop is standard defense for 1bb more. Possibly a shove spot at 20bb with the extra dead money.
2) Flop lead was more of a bet fold spot, where if I get raised on a dry board it's an easy fold with about 13bb left. I could also down-bet on this texture to around 7k (26%) pot.
2.1) I could also check to see what happens, but I think leading gives me more protection, despite being a dry board. I think MW (four-way) the flop checks through a lot.
3) On the turn I felt UTG+1 had a strong hand being a dry board, but given the SPR I am not sure there is much I can do.Check folding trips is too tight imo despite my read. Really hoping he peels flop with a middling pocket pair, maybe a hand like A4s or A5s. Lose to all Kx hands despite being one king left in the deck.
My play here good or bad? Advice appreciated.
March 20, 2019 | 8:15 p.m.
Imo this is a snap fold. You are on the direct bubble and have 9 chances for someone to bust. Basically sticking it in with QQ+ and folding everything else. Your behind all PP, your 70/30 against a dominated hand, and your 60/40 against any live cards. If UTG opened with Ax and BTN jammed a PP your in worse shape with one of your outs gone. Easy fold imo. ITM i'll probably go with it.
March 19, 2019 | 3:48 a.m.
If you are going to half pot the flop, removing a lot of villain's over cards with that sizing, then I think you gotta check back on the turn. If you go 1/3 on the flop, I could see barreling some higher cards on the turn. The 8 on the turn just allows BB to pick up more equity with this hands, so I prefer checking back on this card or lower.
March 19, 2019 | 3:43 a.m.
I like fast playing this vs the donk lead. It does give Co a chance to do something, but if he has Qx himself and you made a small flop raise, I do not think he is folding FD, Qx, or over pair at any point. Would probably just pop it up to 7.5-8.5bb and go from there on the flop.
March 19, 2019 | 3:39 a.m.
You have range advantage on this flop texture, you should be the aggressor. Turn is a tough spot because you don't have much FE at all. Co also started the hand with only 26bb, so you shoving is still about 2/3 of his stack. Also given his fishy stats I don't see any FE here. Have to decide if you think you have best hand now and shove or fold.
March 19, 2019 | 3:33 a.m.
Turn tendencies very.
March 10, 2019 | 3:16 a.m.
If I bet out of turn because I thought you checked, now you bet, its change of action from "checking" to betting..should not be forced to raise or call based on the amount you decide to bet.
It is different if you still check, then my bet still stands..if someone bets couple people call, i raise to X amount out of turn. If you fold or call the initial bet, my action stands as a raise..however, if you deicde to raise over their bet its a change of action.
You can"t make rules where
1) if a player bets 0-50% of what you were going to bet, fhey are forced to raise to the amount they bet out of turn.
2).51-100% they are forced to call your bet and can not raise.
3).if you bet 101%+ a little more than I was going to bet, now I have optjon to fold.
Make sense now?
March 9, 2019 | 7:19 p.m.
River ($800) Ad Kd 5c 6c 2d
Seat 1 ($1,200) QdJd is thinking of what to do.
Seat 2 ($2,000) JdTs bets $600 out of turn.
Seat 1 calls time and says "I haven't acted yet."
Seat 1 now bets $200.
From my understanding this is a change of action. However, at BAY101 ruling is seat 2 is forced to raise to $600 still. If Seat 1 bet more than half of the bet say $400, seat 2 is forced to call the $400. If seat 1 bet $605, seat 2 now has an option to take his / her bet back because the bet amount is more than what he was trying to bet.
Drunk guy acts out of turn on the before the flop and says all in for $500. Dealer says it's not his turn yet. Seat 1 now bets $25, seat 2 3bets to $100, seat 3 goes all in for $400. BAY101 is saying the drunk guy still has to go all in because his all in is more than any action that happened before him.
What is the point of having a rule of "bet stands unless action changes?" The rule does not say "bet stands unless a player raises to a great amount than what you raised.
Extreme example playing $10/$20 and you are $10k deep and 3 other players have between 5k-9k. You act out of turn and say all in on the river with a missed flush draw and only have 4d3d on 2d5dJcKc8Js board. Even if all 3 players go all in, you are forced to call all in with 4 high because you have more chips than they do.
Does this make any sense? I understand they want to "punish" the player for acting out of turn, so they do not "angle" people. Bay101 interpretation of this rule is ludicrous though. When a player acts out of turn "action stands unless a player before raises to a greater amount than the out of turn player." Even if it goes 2 bet - 3 bet - 4 bet - 5 bet - 6 bet etc. If the 6th bet is less than the out of turn player's all in, he is still forced to go all in.
Do other casinos rule the same way?
March 9, 2019 | 8:44 a.m.
Didn't another coach make a video using replayer with this exact hand 45h vs tt? Better format using replayer! Not sure why same content is being used.
March 8, 2019 | 7:22 p.m.
Would you Darren Wee say in a lower stake game say $5/$5 300bb deep this would be a fold in general? I don't see many people over playing Ak here very much, but J9s blocks so many hands for 2 pair / sets.
March 8, 2019 | 5:44 p.m.
I think Henry's experience with the player pool and their tendencies a long with a lot of players playing a similar gto style with some exploits mixed in, allows Henry to discuss the hands with pretty good accuracy. Just going over the ranges, bet sizing, positions, and lines used makes a lot of players face up.
You seem slightly offended by Henry's knowledge. I enjoyed hearing his thought process as he thinks through the hand and apply it to my own game to develop better reads on players.
Which hand would you explain differently?
March 8, 2019 | 5:41 p.m.
Henry Lister "Thanks. I play higher on other sites and will likely look to take shots later in the year. I took a lot of time out of poker last year and didn't grind zoom as much. I'm now trying to get a sample and feel confident in the pool again. I also have ran about 50-60buyins under ev to start the year so want to book some lower variance wins before being playing bigger games."
You should read, if you haven't already, "The Mental Game of Poker" by Jarred. The 2nd half of the book talks about moving up stakes, risk aversion, and fear. Your comment show some fear, the book may help a little bit. I was of the same mindset for a little bit, had a huge upswing, followed by a small downswing, but made me question some things, drop down from 500NL to $300NL live game because I wanted to play some lower variance game and book some wins. Once I finish this book, WISH I READ IT A LONG TIME AGO, I moved back up to $500NL ($3/$5) live. My mind seems a lot more clear just from reading the book.
March 8, 2019 | 5:35 p.m.
@48min mark on River (129.29bb) 2c3h4d8cKh board.
Sb all in 86.89 bb, you said BB can have a lot of KcXc hands. Are you calling most of your Kx hands? You said you want to unblock clubs, so do you fold Kx? Like if you have Ah8h do you call? JeWock vs Dr.dannyyyy.
March 7, 2019 | 7:11 p.m.
Turn ($11,500) Ad9h7dJh
Gal ($23,300) Js9s checks
Garret all in!!!
How is it not 2x pot?
March 7, 2019 | 6:04 p.m.
J9s is not really top of limp reraise range. Yes, hero makes two pair, but hero can also have AA, JJ, AJs, 99, etc here as well in his range.
March 1, 2019 | noon
Anyways its $10 \ $10 game with $100 BB ante game. Not sure if this plays like 40\80 or $25\$50 because you see players opening to $120 & others to $250.
Gal won a wsop six max event last year. Seems like a cash game fish, but makes some sick reads \ plays. Very sticky playing vpip 52% \ 27% pfr. Low 3bet%
Garrett playing vpip 30% and 21% pfr
Gal ep limps $10, garret raises to $250, someone calls, Gal 3bets to $1300 with Js9s. Garrett calls, and guy on btn folds.
Flop ($2900) Ad9h7d
Spr like 10.
Gal ($28,600) Js9s cbet $1,000
Garrett ($60,000) raises to $4,300.
Gal calls $3300 more.
Turn ($11,500) Ad9h7dJh
Gal ($23,300) Js9s checks
Garret all in!!!
Gal fold or call???
What would you do in this spot?
Garret can have all suited 2 pairs A9s, A7s, 97s, T8s, 77, 99, AA, then his bluffs are like 9d8d, 8d6d, JdTd, QdTd, KdTd, etc. Gman usually won't show up with AK AQ or A10s in this spot. He does use a linear value range in general, but should have a polarized range in this spot in terms of 2 pair+ or combo draw.
Feb. 28, 2019 | 9:02 p.m.
Enjoyed the video, similar to high stakes video discussion of the biggest pots of the week..if you can show real dollars instead of BB, maybe a little better..It definitely improves my hand reading hearing you talk through the HH..
Feb. 27, 2019 | 9:37 p.m.
With such short stacks effective preflop, you can really go Ham on this flop. 3 bet range is going to check back this flop quite often with over cards and over pairs a like. You have a thin value hand that is worth donk betting imo and you block some draws, so you can potentially turn it into a bluff on a later street as well. Check raise all in on the turn is pretty sick!
($31.00) 6 T 8 5
Hero ($covers) checks, CO ($99) bets $14.00, Hero all in. CO $85 to win $144. Could be for thin value or bluff... not sure, but I like it!
You have all the sets in your range given this line as well. Gotta pick some hands to use as bluffs.
Feb. 27, 2019 | 6:48 p.m.
LATB 7 handed. Effective stacks don't come into play, but effective roughly 20k.
Art raises sb $350, garrett calls bb, nick calls straddle.
Flop ($1050) Kh7h6d
Turn ($1050) Kh7h6dTh
Art check, Gman check, Nick QhJs bets $400, Art calls $400, Gman check raise to $2,000
(makes no sense at all to check twice and squeeze here imo. What would you range Gman with?)
Nick calls $1600 more, Art Td9d folds.
River ($5450) Kh7h6dTh3s
Gman bets $5,000. Nick folds his QhJs for sdfd that missed.
Gman has Ks9h. Is he bluffing or value betting?